Lebanon advances in boys playoff basketball

March 4, 2021

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – The Lebanon High boys basketball team’s reward for defeating last season’s NHIAA Division II co-champion on Thursday? A date with the other co-champion Saturday. Both clashes will occur during the current postseason’s first two rounds.  Friday’s 54-37 defeat of visiting ConVal in the preliminary-round earned the Raiders (12-0) the right…

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Hartford girls hockey nips Rutland, 4-3

March 3, 2021

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The Hartford High girls hockey team is building for the future with a roster that includes four eighth-graders and seven sophomores. Wednesday, however, the present was pretty bright itself.  The Hurricanes defeated Rutland, 4-3, at Barwood Arena, hanging on through a final three minutes when the puck was…

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LSK girls hockey reaches end of the road

March 2, 2021

By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – The Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge girls hockey season ended Tuesday with a 3-0 NHIAA playoff loss to Berlin at Campion Rink. The Mountaineers scored once during the second period and twice during the third stanza and advanced despite 31 saves by the Raiders’ Paige Hoegler. “Paige said she thought it was our…

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Hartford boys hockey ends unusual day with excruciating loss

February 28, 2021

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Barwood Arena’s parking lot was almost as slippery as the building’s ice sheet Saturday. Daylong melting snow followed by freezing temperatures combined to make crossing the blacktop surface highly treacherous.  Inside, the Hartford High boys hockey team found its going similarly risky. The Hurricanes blew a two-goal lead…

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Lebanon advances in boys playoff basketball

March 4, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – The Lebanon High boys basketball team’s reward for defeating last season’s NHIAA Division II co-champion on Thursday? A date with the other co-champion Saturday. Both clashes will occur during the current postseason’s first two rounds.  Friday’s 54-37 defeat of visiting ConVal in the preliminary-round earned the Raiders (12-0) the right…

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Hartford girls hockey nips Rutland, 4-3

March 3, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The Hartford High girls hockey team is building for the future with a roster that includes four eighth-graders and seven sophomores. Wednesday, however, the present was pretty bright itself.  The Hurricanes defeated Rutland, 4-3, at Barwood Arena, hanging on through a final three minutes when the puck was…

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LSK girls hockey reaches end of the road

March 2, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – The Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge girls hockey season ended Tuesday with a 3-0 NHIAA playoff loss to Berlin at Campion Rink. The Mountaineers scored once during the second period and twice during the third stanza and advanced despite 31 saves by the Raiders’ Paige Hoegler. “Paige said she thought it was our…

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Hartford boys hockey ends unusual day with excruciating loss

February 28, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Barwood Arena’s parking lot was almost as slippery as the building’s ice sheet Saturday. Daylong melting snow followed by freezing temperatures combined to make crossing the blacktop surface highly treacherous.  Inside, the Hartford High boys hockey team found its going similarly risky. The Hurricanes blew a two-goal lead…

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Marauders’ late hockey rally isn’t enough

February 27, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – These are hard times for Hanover High boys hockey. After Saturday’s 4-3 loss to visiting Pinkerton, the Marauders stumble into next week’s NHIAA Division I playoffs at 3-8, a record unbefitting their long, winning tradition. “We had a good first period and then in the second period, when we…

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Raiders rally to defeat of Marauders, finish regular season undefeated

February 26, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Unruffled and undefeated, that was the Lebanon High boys basketball team Friday after its 51-39 defeat of Hanover. The hosts trailed by eight points at halftime but rallied for the lead with two minutes remaining in the third quarter and cruised through the final stanza.  The Raiders improved to 11-0…

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Singing for joy, Hurricanes improve to 5-0

February 25, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – One of the Upper Valley high school basketball season’s best moments occurred Thursday, moments before Hartford High and Brattleboro tipped off at Hanley Gymnasium. Upon asking those in attendance to please stand for the national anthem, student public-address announcer Remy Lambert couldn’t come up with the tune on…

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Raiders boys hockey tumbles into 2-2 tie with Mountaineers

February 25, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – Sometimes a tie isn’t much like kissing your sister. Instead, it more resembles her digging her knuckles into your scalp. The Lebanon-Stevens-Mount Royal boys hockey team suffered an equivalent, emotional sensation Wednesday at Campion Rink. The hosts held a one-goal lead with seven minutes to play before falling into…

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Nowell’s unconventional tally lifts LSK, 3-2

February 25, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – Lena Nowell’s hockey socks are frayed and dotted with holes, exposing the Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge defenseman’s shinguards. The senior found an opening of a different sort Wednesday, however, firing in the deciding goal during a 3-2 overtime defeat of Berlin-Gorham at Campion Rink. Previously a stay-at-home kind of rearguard, Nowell rushed…

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Hanover escpaes Lebanon, 29-28, in girls basketball

February 23, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Miss enough easy shot attempts and a basketball team will soon find itself in difficult circumstances. That was the scene Tuesday for the Hanover High girls, who hung on for a 29-28 victory over arch-rival Lebanon. It was a clash some observers thought the visitors might dominate. Melissa Whitmore’s 3-point…

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